January 2023

Wellness Spotlight

January Wellness Spotlight
According to the American Cancer Society, in 2022 there were 43,800 new cases of thyroid cancer (11,860 in men and 31,940 in women). Read more in the January's Wellness Spotlight to learn about risk factors and early detection of thyroid cancer.
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Work Well Ambassador of the Month

This month's Work Well Ambassador is
Robert Tollefson!

Congratulations and thank you for your dedication!

What's Happening?

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Congratulations to our Grand Prize Winners:
Brenda Riskey & Lauren Kagan!

Our two winners received a $100 winter wellness bags!

Thank you to everyone who participated and made this challenge a success!
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Are you ready to LEVEL UP?
Building and maintaining new healthy habits take time. Starting small and being consistent is key. Work Well will help motivate you to make daily micro-additions to help you reach your chosen goal. Invite a friend, challenge a coworker, and join us to Level Up and build on the successes of yesterday!

Dates: 1/8 - 2/4
Click here to REGISTER TODAY!

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Sanford Webinar: Make It Happen!
Set yourself up for lasting change and learn how to create an action plan to reach your goals in the New Year.

Those that attend the webinar will receive a wellness voucher to upload into Sanford Health Plan's Wellness Portal.

When: January 25, 10:00am
Where: Zoom Webinar
Click here to REGISTER TODAY
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Meal Kit Monday
Make mealtimes easier with a 4 servings meal kit from the Culinary Corner! Meal Kit Monday's includes an easy-to-read recipe card and pre-portioned ingredients for that meal. Nothing is better than cooking made easy with everything you need to quickly whip up a delicious and nutritious meal!

Register the Wednesday prior HERE!
Cost: $30/ Meal Kit
Must pick up your kit between 4-5:30 at the UND Wellness Center on Monday of the date.
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Crockpot Cooking
Grab your Crockpots & try Crockpot Cooking! For $30, you take home all the ingredients for a delicious crockpot meal that feeds 4 or more on select Fridays throughout the semester!

Register the Wednesday prior HERE!
Cost: $30/ Crockpot meal
Dream Speech
Addressing the Other America: Striving Towards One Nation Centered on Equity & Justice
Join the Office of Diversity & Inclusion, Student Diversity & Inclusion, and the Pride Center in celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The theme focuses on Dr. King's speech, "The Other America". Brunch Provided!

When: January 16th, 10:00am - 12:00 pm
Where: Memorial Union, Ballroom CD
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Grand Forks Blue Zones Project Kickoff
Join the Blue Zones Project Grand Forks in a FREE family-friendly kickoff event! Enjoy live demonstrations, giveaways, the chance to win door prizes, and more!

WHEN: Saturday, 1/21, 2023 3:00-5:00pm
WHERE: Empire Theater, 415 Demers Ave, Grand Forks, ND 58201

Register for FREE HERE!
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Zen in 10 is taking a break! We will be back in March 2023.

In the meantime, watch recorded sessions HERE!
Become a Healthy Department!
Healthy Departments is a way to recognize departments that make their staff members wellness a priority by having healthy meeting practices. Departments agree to offer healthy beverage & food options during meetings and incorporate physical activity such as stretching into the agenda. It's that easy!

Email for more information.
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Apply to be a Work Well Ambassador
Work Well Ambassadors consist of staff & faculty members from all UND campus'. They promote wellness & provide updates within their various departments.
Are you wellness-minded & would like to motivate others?

Email Work Well at to apply today!
CPR & First Aid Class Available
Emergencies can happen anytime. Are you prepared?
UND Wellness & Health Promotion offers American Heart Association courses held right on campus to provide you with the critical training that you need for any emergency at home or work. These course are open to both UND affiliates and the general public. Our classes fill up quickly, so please register early to secure a spot.

Check here for class schedule and offerings!
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Mossa On-Demand
UND Wellness & Health Promotion has partnered with Mossa On-Demand to provide Faculty, Staff and Students the opportunity to work out anytime, anywhere you choose using your own TV, mobile app or computer.

There are over 70 workouts to choose from with new ones added regularly. Workouts can range from 10 - 60 minutes in length, but you can pick and choose which ones to do, making it your own work out. There is even NEW series included to De-Desk™ Your Body!!! Sign up for a 14-day free trial and then its only $9.99/month. Let’s Keep Moving this year!

Wellness Education Opportunities
Work Well has several different resources for UND employees to learn about developing healthier lifestyles. Need some pointers on stretches or mental health coping strategies? Check it out HERE
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Don't miss out! Remember to take your annual LifeScore Health Assessment so you can receive your Fitness Center Reimbursement and be eligible to earn a $250 wellness benefit ($500 per household). Learn more HERE.
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Nominate Your Co-worker!
The UShine Award is presented monthly to a UND staff member who went above and beyond, with an annual award chosen each May!

UND faculty, staff, students and public are encouraged to nominate and recognize a UND Staff member who did something special or extraordinary to assist a colleague, supervisor, student, or family.
Angel Fund
Be an Angel for UND students today! We know that life can bring unexpected challenges. We never want a student to leave UND because of a situation that is beyond their control. The UND Angel Fund provides support for these students so these challenges aren't a barrier to competing their education. To make a gift, visit the UND Alumni page HERE. Your kindness matters. Thank you for supporting students through the UND Angel Fund.


Vaccines for All Faculty & Staff
Covid-19 vaccines and boosters are available to all UND students, faculty, and staff at UND Student Health Services. Appointments for Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson are available. For more information, check out UND Student Health Services.
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NDPERS January Wellness Newsletter
We all need different solutions to be successful in our individual wellness pursuit. The Dakota Wellness Program for NDPERS members offers just that - a broad mix of tools and a variety of education to encourage and support you in your wellness journey.

Employee Wellness Webinar: Goal Setting 1/10/2023 @ 10:00 AM

Those that attend the live webinar will receive a voucher for 3,000 points
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Sanford Health Plan's Virtual Wellness Book Club
A monthly virtual book club for Sanford Health Plan members to engage and connect with the six dimensions of wellbeing in a meaningful way.

Book Title: The Desire Map: A Guide to Creating Goals with Soul

When: First Thursday of each month, starting 1/5

Diabetes can be prevented, but not cured. Take control of your health and start making positive lifestyle changes with the help of a trained lifestyle coach and fun, engaging support groups. Groups: NDSU Extension, Grand Forks Senior Center, Sanford Health Plan, YMCA, & Altru. Learn more HERE.
UND is a Tobacco Free Campus. If you are ready to quit, UND offers unique benefits to help Faculty and Staff who are interested in quitting smoking or chewing tobacco. Get help to quit and cover the costs. Learn more here.
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It's never too soon or too late for parents to make a positive impact on their child's health and well-being. As a parent, you can play a powerful role in supporting the behavioral health of your kids. Parents Lead helps parents find resources on topics that will help you lay the foundation for a healthy home where everyone thrives.
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